Career Center’s Sarah Rohne Wins Women’s Leadership Award
The University’s Women’s Center has announced that Sarah Rohne, employer relations director and associate director of the Career Center, will receive the 2017 Mullen-Spector-Truax Women’s Leadership Award. Established in 1997, this award is given to a faculty or staff woman at the University who has made outstanding contributions to women’s leadership development and has ensured the long-term sustainability of her programs and initiatives. The award was named in honor of Patricia Mullen, Janet Spector, and Anne Truax for their contributions to women at the University in their positions in Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action, the Center for Advanced Feminist Studies, and the Minnesota Women’s Center, respectively.
Rohne manages employer relations for the Law School, including development of local, regional, and national employment opportunities for law students and alumni; she also manages national and on-campus recruiting, diversity hiring, and other hiring programs. For many years Rohne has been active in legal professional development organizations, and she currently serves as the National Association for Law Placement liaison to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, as well as the NALP regional representative for law schools throughout the Midwest. Rohne is also a leader in Minnesota, currently serving on the board of directors of Minnesota Women Lawyers and chairing the Law School Liaison Committee of the Hennepin County Bar Association. She received her B.A. from the University of Minnesota and her J.D. from Hamline University School of Law. She joined the Law School staff in 2012.
“We are extraordinarily lucky to have Sarah as a part of our community,” said Dean Garry W. Jenkins. “She is a terrific choice for this award, and her creative leadership embodies the Law School’s enduring commitment to women, diversity, and the success of all members of our profession.”
The mission of the Women’s Center is to advance gender equity across identities and to educate and inspire feminist leaders, advance an empowering intellectual environment, and advocate for an equitable University culture and community.
The award will be presented at the Women’s Center Celebrating University Women Awards and Recognition Program on Oct. 19 at the McNamara Alumni Center.